Special Exhibitions at The Bryan Museum

Special Exhibitions are an amazing way for The Bryan Museum to shed light on untold stories and highlight extraordinary people, events, eras, subcultures, and movements that contribute to the story of Texas, Galveston, and the American West. These dynamic exhibitions are here on display for a limited time, but some go on to become traveling exhibits. They range from select items from The Bryan Museum vault that have been curated for a themed exhibition to special collections from museum partners across the country.

Exhibition Premieres for Members

The Bryan Museum’s members have a chance to view Special Exhibitions before they open to the public! All members get invited to Members’ Opening Night receptions at select exhibition premieres, where they can explore the exhibition, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, socialize with other members, and even meet individuals involved in the making of the exhibit. Click below to become a member and join us at the next exhibition opening! Click here to see photos from the most recent Opening Night.

Current Exhibitions

Galveston Orphans’ Home
July 28 through February 18, 2024
Special Exhibit Gallery
I Am Texas Student Art Expo
September 20 through December 31
Ground Floor
The Sculptures of Lawrence Ludtke
March 31 through December 2023
Ground Floor Gallery

Future Exhibitions

The Maxfield Parrish Affair: An Augmented Reality Pop Up Exhibition
January 10 through February 18
Ground Floor Exhibition
Mardi Gras: Unmasked
January 26 through March 3, 2024
Library Gallery
Tejanos of Revolutionary Texas
March 22 through July 7
Special Exhibits Gallery
Common Ground: An Immigration Pop-Up Exhibition
March 22 through July 7
Library Gallery
Lonesome Dove: The Exhibition
July 19 through August 25, 2024
Library Gallery

Past Exhibitions

Visions of the West
September 15 through October 7, 2023
Library Gallery
Thursday Night Lights
April 20 through July 2, 2023
Library Gallery
Mardi Gras: Party By Design
February 10 through March 26, 2023
Special Exhibit Gallery

21st Century Cowboys: The Tintypes of Robb Kendrick
November 13 through January 15, 2023
Special Exhibit Gallery
Of Birds and Texas: The Art of Stuart and Scott Gentling
July 22 through October 16, 2022
Special Exhibit Gallery
The Billy Gibbons Texas History Experience
March 27 through July 3, 2022
Special Exhibit Gallery